UAE University and Abu Dhabi University recently received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US, which is a national achievement, thus leading a number of prestigious universities that receive this certification. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Vice Chancellor of UAE University, hailed during a press conference held on Sunday, March 6th, 2016, to announce the receiving this University Accreditation (WASC), the support of the wise leadership to the University throughout its educational career, saying: “This achievement is a cumulative work that reflects that University’s path and the leadership that presided it and continued the path of achievements and excellence”, noting that the leadership’s vision, unlimited support and confidence in the academic and administrative leaders are the catalyst for excellence. Dr. Al Noaimi pointed out that the institutional accreditation is not a goal by itself but is part of the path the University is taking and meeting its requirements to maintain a certain level and to comply with the specified criteria to enhance the educational process, and that its programs meet the conditions of international accreditation and is compatible with it, and it competes against the rest of the world universities in adherence to these standards and improving the learning outcomes. For his part, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Executive Board, announced in a press conference on Saturday 5th of March 2016, that Abu Dhabi University received accreditation, and that this achievement translates ADU’s commitment to the culture of excellence instilled in our nation by its wise leadership and translates the vision and directives of his highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents, in transforming ADU into a beacon of creativity, excellence and intellectual renaissance emanating from Abu Dhabi to the world. Al Dhaheri said: “The American global accreditation authority, is considered one of the leading specialized accreditation bodies worldwide, having obtained this accreditation, ADU joins a group of prestigious universities in the world with this accreditation."
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